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Federal Register Highlights – 5/15/13

May 15, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for May 15, 2013:

PROPOSED RULE: The statute, as amended by the Affordable Care Act, requires aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) allotments annually from fiscal year (FY) 2014 through FY 2020. This proposed rule delineates a methodology to implement the annual reductions for FY 2014 and FY 2015. The rule also proposes to add additional DSH reporting requirements for use in implementing the DSH health reform methodology. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on July 12, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference file code CMS–2367–P.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Illinois River from Mile Marker 231.0 to Mile Marker 271.4. This zone is intended to place restrictions on vessels due to the salvage and port recovery operations in this part of the Illinois River, and the potential structural concerns regarding the Marseilles Dam. This safety zone is necessary to protect the general public, vessels, and tows from the hazards associated with salvage and port recovery operations and the potential catastrophic failure f the Marseilles Dam. This rule will be enforced with actual notice from April 29, 2013, until May 15, 2013. This rule is effective in the Code of Federal Regulations from May 15, 2013 until June 30, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Wando River, Cooper River, and Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during the Low Country Splash on June 1, 2013. This special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of participants, spectators, and the general public during the event. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Wando River and Charleston Harbor, preventing non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. This rule is effective from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on June 1, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is issuing Age Discrimination Act of 1975 regulations at 45 CFR part 1172. These regulations implement provisions of the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the general, government-wide age discrimination regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These regulations are designed to guide the actions of recipients of Federal financial assistance from NEH and incorporate the basic standards set forth in the general, government-wide regulations for determining what constitutes age discrimination. The regulations also discuss the responsibilities of NEH recipients and the investigations, conciliation, and enforcement procedures NEH has been using and will continue to use to ensure compliance with the Act. Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before July 15, 2013. (You may submit comments by any of the following methods: email to; fax to 202-606-8600, please send your comments to the attention of Gina Raimond; or postal mail to Gina Raimond, Attorney Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Room 529, Washington, DC 20506. To ensure proper handling, please reference ‘‘Age Discrimination Act Regulations’’ on your correspondence.

PROPOSED RULE: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is proposing regulations to implement the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, and the Government in the Sunshine Act. This proposed rulemaking describes the procedures for members of the public to request access to records. In addition, this notice also proposes procedures for the Board’s responses to these requests, including the timeframe for response and applicable fees. You must submit comments on or before July 15, 2013. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 0311–AA01.)



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